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Area and perimeter worksheets (rectangles and squares)

Find an unlimited supply of free worksheets for practicing the area and/or perimeter of rectangles & squares for grades 3-5. The worksheets are very varied, and include:

  • problems for the area & perimeter of rectangles and squares, with grid images or normal images
  • word problems, including some that ask for a missing length of side when the area or perimeter is given
  • problems with complex rectangular shapes
  • write an expression for two-part rectangular areas (Common Core Standard 3.MD.7.c for 3rd grade).

Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "Create PDF" or "Make PDF worksheet". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "View in browser" or "Make html worksheet". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

  • PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
  • Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.


Draw a rectangle with given area in the grid, or find the area of a given rectangle (grades 2-3)

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Draw a rectangle with given area in the grid, or find the area of a given rectangle (grade 3)

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Find the area and perimeter of the given rectangle (grade 3)

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Find area, perimeter, or the missing side length (grades 3-4)

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Write an expression for the area of a two-part rectangle in two ways, thinking of one rectangle or two (grades 3-5).

This is a challenging topic for 3rd grade in the Common Core Standards (3.MD.7.c) and many children probably need lots of practice with it. It is essentially an illustration of the distributive property.

(If you make an html worksheet, make sure the background colors are set to be printed in your browser's options.)


View in browser     Create PDF
 

Draw a two-part rectangle to match the given number sentence for its total area (grades 3-5).

This is a challenging topic for 3rd grade in the Common Core Standards (3.MD.7.c) and many children probably need lots of practice with it. It is essentially an illustration of the distributive property.

(If you make an html worksheet, make sure the background colors are set to be printed in your browser's options.)


View in browser     Create PDF
 

Find the area and perimeter of irregular rectangular shapes (grades 4-5)

View in browser    

This worksheet formats much better as html (in your browser) than PDF.

Create PDF (not recommended)
 

A variety of problems about area and perimeter (grades 3-4).

This worksheet may or may not fit the page when it's randomly generated. For the html worksheet (in browser), refresh the page to get a new one or print it scaled / "print to fit". For the PDF worksheet, you need to just remake the worksheet until it fits nicely.

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Area & Perimeter of Rectangles Worksheet Generator

Columns:   Rows:
(These determine the number of problems)

problems about area
problems about perimeter
Tick both to get problems that may ask for both area and perimeter.

empty lines below problems with images (workspace)

empty lines below word problems (workspace)

Whole number range from to
There are six different problem types. Choose at least one.
Type 1: Find the area/perimeter of rectangles & squares (grid image; max 12 columns & 12 rows)
Type 2: Draw a rectangle with a given area/perimeter (grid image; max 12 columns & 12 rows)
Type 3: Word problems
Type 4: Area/perimeter of rectangles & squares (image)
The following options apply to both problem types 3 and 4 listed above.

Use
whole numbers (the range is above)
decimals up to decimal digits
proper fractions
mixed numbers

Measuring units to use:
(unit)
mm
cm
m
km
in.
ft
yd
mi.

Type 5: Area/perimeter of irregular rectangular shapes
include challenges
Type 6: Write an expression for the area of a two-part rectangle from image (distributive property)
(Columns needs set to 1 for the layout to work properly here.)

Level 1: Fill in the expression.
Level 2: Write the expression.
Level 3: Draw the rectangle.
Level 4: Any of the above.

The rectangle is drawn showing the rows & columns (max 20 rows/columns – determined by the maximum of number range above)
Page orientation: Portrait   Landscape
(PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser)

Font:   Font Size:

Cell Padding:     Border:   Bordercolor:

Additional title & instructions  (HTML allowed)



     




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